Mahbub Sarkar

Dr

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20092020
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Biography

Mahbub is a lecturer of educational research in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. As a core member of Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE), his mission is to improve the quality of health profession education through scholarship. Prior to that, he pursued his post-doctoral research in the Faculty of Science at Monash and School of Education at Deakin University.

Mahbub completed his PhD in Science Education from the Faculty of Education at Monash University in 2012. In his doctoral thesis, he explored science teachers’ perspectives, practices and challenges in regards to the promotion of scientific literacy. He has experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as research design and project management of large studies. He has researched a range of STEM education issues from early years to undergraduate levels that include improving the quality of science curricula and teaching to increase student engagement, understanding the development of scientific and environmental literacy with students, and promoting undergraduate science students’ employability skills.

Prior to moving to Australia in 2008, Mahbub was a lecturer at Northern University and an educational researcher at BRAC University in Bangladesh. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Education (Honours)—both were completed in the Institute of Education and Research at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research interests

  • Graduate employability
  • Preparedness for practice in medical and health professions
  • Developing/improving generic/transferable skills
  • Professional learning in health professions
  • Improving the quality of science teaching to increase student engagement
  • Promoting scientific literacy
  • Promoting environmental literacy
  • Promoting health literacy 

Keywords

  • Educational Research
  • Graduate Employability
  • Health Professions Educational Research
  • Science Teaching and Learning
  • Science Education
  • Health Education
  • Medical Education
  • Preparedness for practice

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Research Output 2009 2018

Education in Bangladesh: Changing contexts and emerging realities

Chowdhury, R. & Sarkar, M., 1 Jan 2018, Engaging in Educational Research: Revisiting Policy and Practice in Bangladesh. Chowdhury, R., Sarkar, M., Mojumder, F. & Roshid, M. M. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, Vol. 44. p. 1-18 18 p. (Education in the Asia-Pacific Region; vol. 44).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Engaging in Educational Research: Revisiting Policy and Practice in Bangladesh

Chowdhury, R. (ed.), Sarkar, M. (ed.), Mojumder, F. (ed.) & Roshid, M. M. (ed.), 2018, Singapore: Springer. 354 p. (Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects; vol. 44)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

The promotion of science values: Science teachers' perspectives and practices

Sarkar, M., 2018, Engaging in Educational Research: Revisiting Policy and Practice in Bangladesh. Chowdhury, R., Sarkar, M., Mojumder, F. & Roshid, M. M. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 181–199 19 p. (Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects; vol. 44).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Graduate employability: Outcomes of an intervention

Sarkar, M., Overton, T., Thompson, C. & Rayner, G., 23 Jul 2017, p. 139. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY IN SCIENCE: ACADEMICS’ PERCEPTIONS

Sarkar, M., Overton, T., Thompson, C. & Rayner, G., 27 Sep 2017, p. 4. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther